Norma Ashby of Great Falls was elected to the GMF Board in 2008. A native of Helena, Montana and a journalism graduate of the University of Montana, Norma was a broadcaster at KRTV in Great Falls from 1962-1988. She was hostess and producer of the award-winning “Today in Montana” show and interviewed more than 26,000 guests. She is the author of “Movie Stars & Rattlesnakes: The Heyday of Montana Live Television”, and co-hosted the Montana Childrens Miracle Network Telethon with Dan Snyder for several years. She produced 21 television documentaries and co-produced “The Great Falls Story: A Tribute to 125 Years” in 2009.
Among the awards and honors she has received: TV Broadcaster of the Year in 1985, named Most Influential Woman in Great Falls, inducted as an honorary member of the Blackfeet Tribe and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Montana. She was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and named a Montana Humanities Hero in 2012.